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10/30/2014
By Jamie Court
Four health insurance companies are spending $56 million to defeat California Proposition 45, a ballot measure to be decided Tuesday, which I wrote, that bans excessive insurance rate hikes. The insurance companies have unleashed a torrent of deceptive advertising but have remarkably refused to issue a single comment to the news media on Prop 45...
News Story
10/30/2014
By Ian Lovett, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Yes on Proposition 45 supporters rallied this month outside Blue Shield of California in El Segundo. The ballot measure would require health insurance companies to justify rate increases. Photo Credit Monica Almeida/The New York Times LOS ANGELES — A year after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect, California voters are now...
Video
10/29/2014
Right now, health insurance companies can charge excessive rates and get away with it. Prop 45 changes all that. Backed by consumer advocates, Prop 45 will require health insurance companies to justify their rate hikes before they take effect. Don't be fooled by the health insurance industry's lies: No state or federal agency can now stop...
News Release
10/29/2014
CONTACT Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
San Francisco, CA—Consumer Watchdog, the California Nurses Association and supporters of Yes on Proposition 45 delivered a truckload of steer manure to health insurance industry executives who gathered at the Fairmont Hotel today to fete former Kaiser CEO George Halvorson. “We’re here to return to the health insurance CEOs who...
News Story
10/29/2014
By John Carroll, SAN DIEGO TV-6
With the election less than a week away, we've decided to take a look at some of the more controversial issues on the ballot. This time, we're looking at Proposition 45.  The measure would give power over regulating healthcare insurance rates to the state's insurance commissioner. "I've seen my insurance rates go up 50...
Video
10/29/2014
YES on Prop 45: Watch this Doctor SMASH Big Insurance's $55 MILLION propaganda campaign.
Video
10/29/2014
Consumer Watchdog Founder Harvey Rosenfield talks to McIntyre In The Morning about his support for California Proposition 45 which gives the California Insurance Commissioner the authority to approve changes in rates to our now-mandated health insurance.
News Story
10/29/2014
By Timm Herdt, VENTURA COUNTY STAR
Of the 1.4 million Californians who purchased health insurance this year through the Covered California purchasing exchange, 94 percent bought their plans from just four insurance carriers. Outside of the purchasing exchange, in the private market for individual and small-business policies, about 80 percent of the market is controlled by the big...
News Story
10/28/2014
By Staff Writers, FOX NEWS LATINO
Latino voters in California find themselves in the middle of one of the most important - in terms of immediate, real-world consequences – races of the 2014 elections. Actually, it’s two races. The first is for the unknown, but strangely powerful position of state insurance commissioner, between incumbent Democrat Dave Jones and...
News Story
10/28/2014
By Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Proposition 45, a ballot measure that would regulate health insurance rates, is ahead, according to a new Internet poll by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The survey of self-reported, registered voters who said they planned to vote in the Nov. 4 election, had Proposition 45 leading with 41.6% of those queried and opposed by 29.9%....